This Makita Gasoline Powered Vacuum Filter Drum is the best engine driven vacuum on the market.
This Makita Gasoline Powered Vacuum Filter Drum by Cat 6 Tools, is the most powerful and most efficient portable gas powered vacuum filter drum available. As a result of excellent engineering this system is powered by a Makita 4 cycle Gas Engine, this unit pulls an amazing airflow rate of 240 CFM through 8ft of our 2-1/2″ Commercial Grade Low Loss Vacuum Hose. Furthermore, this system pulls 14.5 inH20 vacuum. Consequently this unit exceeds the flow rate of most home shop vacuums. In addition this system can lift 44 pounds gravel in 1.44 minutes which translates to 0.42 pounds of gravel a second.
Available in 8 and 16 gallon drums, this system will easily suck dirt and gravel out of a 4 foot hole for fence posts. To make this product even better, it uses standard Ridgid replaceable filters. To top off this excellent design the tangential inlet does a great job of removing dirt from the air stream. For many, such as prospectors working with gravel, the filter may not be necessary. Just remove 4 nuts and the filter assembly comes right off.
To make this system more attractive, we are including with the filter unit, a finger guard, just in case you want to remove the filter. In addition, we’ve made this Makita Blower easily convertible right back into its original configuration as a leaf blower. Just remove four nuts, the drum lid and adapters and put the finger guard on and you’re ready to go.
The Makita BHX2500CA runs 1 hour on a tank of gas
The Makita engine will run approximately one hour on a tank of gas. The tank holds 0.52 Liters (17.6 fl oz). Cat 6 Tools, LLC recommends using ethanol free gas, available from hardware stores. This will extend the life of the carburetor components. In addition, we recommend running the tank and carburetor dry for storage., It will then easily start by putting in new gas if using automobile gas or ethanol free gas.
We use high quality components in our filter drum systems.
Everything in this system is of the highest quality available. The thick 20 gauge sides of these drums are suitable for vacuums exceeding 110 inches of water, over seven times the vacuum pulled by the Makita. The full vacuum suction of this unit is nearly 15 inches of water. The Drum is powder coated for long life. Furthermore, the 2″ x 8ft vacuum hose is the best available providing low flow losses making this vacuum system the best available on the market today.
Comes complete with 8 feet of low loss vacuum hose.
Gasoline Powered Vacuum Filter Drum uses two high efficiency filter devices.
Cat 6 Tools engineering includes two filtration systems in this filter drum. The first is a tangential cyclonic inlet that removes everything but the finest dust. The tangential inlet consists of plastic for weight reduction, and steel tubing for high strength and wear resistance where it counts. Its built to be tough. Even better, this system uses standard Ridgid Vacuum Filters for a wide range of filtration to fit your work environment.
This means you can choose from standard single layer dust filters, fine 3 layer dust filters or even 5 layer HEPA filters. Not only that, this system is easily fitted with a standard Ridgid foam filter for wet conditions. This system can handle water, however it does not include a float shutoff. This allows for maximum airflow through the system.
The 4 cycle engine is securely mounted on easy to remove drum lid.
This Makita 4 cycle engine is mounts securely to the drum lid with 4 mounting bolts and two safety bolts as well as a 1″ nylon strap. In addition to being secure, the engine/lid is easy to remove with with just three locking latches.
Developed for prospectors, this Gasoline Powered Vacuum Filter Drum offers much more.
Originally developed for gold prospecting, the Makita Gasoline Powered Vacuum Filter Bucket has a lot of new features by Cat 6 Tools. The new system works with wet or dry materials, has stainless hardware where it counts and powder coating on the inside and outside of the drums. Another attribute of this system is the easy on-off lid lid that uses 3 easy open/close latches. These latches stay closed with a latch lock, but are easy to open with the flick of a finger. These latches keep the large, durable gasket ring in place to continually maintain vacuum. Even better, this gasket is replaceable. And there is more:
The smaller 8 gallon drum, will hold an impressive 7 gallons of sand & gravel.
Because gravel can weigh as much as 125 pounds per cubic foot we have provided handles to assist in moving these drums when they are full . As a result of the heavy soils, an 8 gallon drum can weigh up to 85 pounds when nearly full. Likewise the 16 gallon drum can weigh over 160 pounds. These drum handles are beefy and are located on the side of the drums in convenient locations for easy access. Check out our calculators to determine the weight and volume of dirt that comes out of various holes.
Gasoline Powered Filter Drum is also works without the filter assembly
If you like the gas powered system but would rather not have the filter assembly, it’s easy to remove and replace with the finger guard. As a result, the tangential inlet still provides significant cyclonic filtration, only the finer dust particles will pass through. So if you are working with damp soils or just heavy gravel, you may not need the filter.
The Commercial low loss vacuum hose increases performance
This unit comes standard with 8 feet of high quality commercial low loss vacuum hose. The threaded hose cuffs are hard and mate perfectly with the tangential inlet adapter on the drum. The hose cuffs also fit into standard 2-1/2 inch shop vacuum hose inlets. This hose increases the system flow rate by 20% over standard shop vacuum hose. As a result, this Makita Engine Vacuum Tangential Filter Drum is the finest, most efficient and versatile Filter Separator System available.
This Gasoline Vacuum Filter Drum uses Ridgid and CleanStream filters.
Because there are a number of filters available for this Gasoline Powered Vacuum Filter Drum, it is the most versatile filter drum available:
- VF4000 1-Layer PleatedEvery Day Dirt
- VF5000 3-Layer Fine Dust Filter
- VF6000 5-Layer HEPA Media Filter
- VF7000 Foam Wet Application Filter
If you like those GoreTex washable CleanStream Filters, they also fit on this filter holder assembly.
Not only does this Tangential Inlet Filter Bucket use Ridgid Vacuum filters but it also uses CleanStream Air Filters. For more information click here for the CleanStream Air Filter 09092 or 09093. These GORE® CleanStream® Wet Dry Vacuum Filters are cleanable and long lasting.
This Makita Powered Vacuum works well with Holey-Moley Diggers
The Holey-Moley Diggers work better with high volumetric air flow rates. Because the Portable Engine Driven Shop Vacuum System has a high air flow rate (230 CFM with low loss hoses), this gas powered filter bucket is a good choice where electricity is not available. As a result of the systems high airflow rate, the unit produces super cyclonic airflow flow in the digger head. This high flow rate increases the dirt particle extraction efficiency of the diggers. This gas powered filter bucket is highly recommended as a vacuum unit for the Holey-Moley Digger.
Here is the perfect accessory so that you can use your tangential drum indoors.
Don’t limit using your Gasoline Powered Filter Drum outdoors. Remove the Makita Engine Lid and replace it with a Filter Drum Lid. This Filter Drum Lid accessory converts the drum to a wet/dry filter drum that works in tandem with your shop vacuum.
This is the Best Outdoor Shop Vacuum System available anywhere.
This Gasoline Powered Vacuum Filter Drum will pick up sand and gravel and works great for cleaning up areas around holes dug with the Holey-Moley Digger. As a result of this systems high air flow rate it is ideal for vacuuming up loose dirt when replacing plants and for installing pavers or doing brick work.
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The Makita Tangential inlet is manufactured by Cat 6 Tools, LLC in Henderson, NV manufacturing and selling quality equipment for over 4 years.
Proudly Made in the USA
Cat 6 Tools is proud to manufacture this product in the USA.